Cracked center stand crossmember


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Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by jaimenv » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:31 pm







yup it is busted in need of welding, figure I am going to have to sling her and hang her from my hoist frame.
I am looking at removing the rear tire/fork, exhaust and anything else that may be in the way of a good repair.
I am open for ideas/hints.
The worst part is that when the bike was put on the center stand it would rest on the engine back cover :o and it would sort of squat on one side. Also very hard to get it off back on the ground specially if the ground is smooth.
More fun, yippee. Oh yea this is on my new to me 1981 GL1100 standard.
Got to have that center stand working it is a must.


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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:27 pm

That's kind of a common thing on 1100s. Water gets inside that cross piece somehow and rusts it out from the inside.

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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by jaimenv » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:43 pm

This bike was originally in ported to the island from Arizona, so it had a pretty dry start.
But since here is the tropics and rain storms not to mention Hurricanes cause floods well you get the picture, at one time or another the bike was driven trough flood waters.
Figure I will leave a small drain hole on the right side so it will drain when resting on the side stand.
Since this is a known problem depending on the amount of internal corrosion I might replace the complete crossmember with galvanized steel tubing.
Thanks for the input.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by Maz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:16 am

I had the same happen to my '75 GL1000. I found it easier to buy a good used frame and replace the whole thing. It's amazing how much you learn and how easy it is to clean everything during the process!

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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by ekvh » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:35 am

I removed mine totally and welded in a straight tube across. Lifting it with a hoist gives pretty good access to weld. I pulled the swingarm too. If you get it straightened out decent, it might be better to make one piece of half a tube notched a bit to fit on the motor side where you won’t get in well with the filler rod.

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Side stand sub frame FUBAR too :(

Post by jaimenv » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:13 pm



Just when I thought the center stand was going to be my only worry, haa haa .
Luckily the part is available woo whooo .
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by Maz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:37 pm

Take a look at Wingovations website. There's a detailed instruction on there, with pictures, on how to protect these frames from further rot , where the drain holes should be and how to prevent them from getting blocked up.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by jaimenv » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:02 pm

Awesome, the rest of the main frame looks great.
Thanks.
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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by Old Fogey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 am

'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

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Re: Cracked center stand crossmember

Post by jaimenv » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am

Thanks for the link, i will check it out.
Figure mother Honda didn't think this bikes would have such a long term appeal.


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